Sunday, August 1st!
- Rally for the Penobscot River and Wabanaki SovereigntyWe have rescheduled the rally for August 1st! Please join us and invite as many friends/family as you possibly can! We need a big crowd of folks there showing support and solidarity for Wabanaki people during this time of ongoing struggle and threats to our sovereignty! Join members of the Penobscot Nation in solidarity for… Read More »Rally for the Penobscot River and Wabanaki Sovereignty
- Governor Mills Vetoes Tribal Gaming Bill, Accentuating Inequality Between Wabanaki and Other Federally Recognized Tribes. Rena Newell SpeechIn mid-June, the Maine State legislature passed LD 554, “An Act To Create Gaming Equity and Fairness for the Native American Tribes in Maine”, in a 97-40 vote. The Senate passed the bill 22-13. On June 30th, however, Governor Janet Mills vetoed the bill, and on July 1st, the legislature did not have the two-thirds… Read More »Governor Mills Vetoes Tribal Gaming Bill, Accentuating Inequality Between Wabanaki and Other Federally Recognized Tribes. Rena Newell Speech
- Yo-Yo Ma Joins Wabanaki Musicians at Sunrise to Perform a Concert For Healing: Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty at the Forefront of Morning’s ReflectionsHours before sunrise last Friday, an unlikely group gathered at the eastern edge of… Read More »Yo-Yo Ma Joins Wabanaki Musicians at Sunrise to Perform a Concert For Healing: Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty at the Forefront of Morning’s Reflections
- Restoration of Land StewardshipA significant return of land stewardship to the Penobscot Nation celebrates their history and cultural resilience and serves to inspire similar land stewardship returns during and beyond this important moment… Read More »Restoration of Land Stewardship
- KihtahkomikumonKihtahkomikumon (Our Land) – #IsLandBack in Passamaquoddy Territory a Documentary Short Film by Sunlight Media Collective Originally known as Kuwesuwi Monihq (Pine Island), and renamed “White’s Island” by settlers, this… Read More »Kihtahkomikumon
- Judiciary Committee’s public hearing for LD 2094: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act”.February 14, 2020. Video Excerpts: February 19, 2020. Video Excerpts: February 14, 2020. Transcripts: House Speaker Sara Gideon, Senate President Troy Jackson, Penobscot Nation Chief… Read More »Judiciary Committee’s public hearing for LD 2094: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act”.
- Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing ActThis is the first part of the transcript from the Maine Conservation Voters’ Lunch and Learn on Tribal Sovereignty and Efforts in the Maine Legislature,… Read More »Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act
Ancestral River, Contested Territory.
The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory traverses the landscape of deal-making and deal-breaking which has historically defined tribal-state relations in Maine. Spanning from the 1700’s to the present-day legal battle being played out in Penobscot Nation v. Mills, the film illustrates the history of Penobscots’ tenacious fight to retain their territory and their inherent, treaty-reserved sustenance fishing rights for future generations. The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory features the Penobscot people’s traditional, centuries-long stewardship to ensure a healthy ecosystem for all of Maine. It tells the urgent, inspiring story of a struggle for justice and cultural survival in the face of an astonishingly open abuse of state power.
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